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DIMEV 2413
NIMEV 1436.22
If thou wilt fleen lechery
Avoid bad company — two couplets translating ‘Siu Venerem vitare velis loca tempora fuge / Si venis tempora venit si fugis tempora fugit’ which precedes it in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Note: Cf. Walther (1969), no. 18059.
Author(s): John Grimestone
Subjects: lechery; advice, spiritual; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 78
Transcription:
ȝif þu wilt flen lecherie
Fle time & stede & cumpanie
ȝif þu fle senne folwith nouth
ȝif þu vnbide sche comth vnsouth
Attributed Title: De Luxuria (f. 76v)
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 21.